Borussia Dortmund are claimed to have decided to force Henrikh Mkhitaryan to stay for the coming season, which will likely see him leave for free next summer.
The Armenian international has just the one year remaining on his current deal, and has already turned down his club’s advances to extend that deal beyond the new season.
Mkhitaryan is also claimed to have sent family members to London to look at properties, ahead of a likely to switch to Arsenal, although Chelsea are also linked with an interest in his signature.
Dortmund are believed to have grown frustrated with their better players forcing their way out of the club, with Mats Hummels having followed Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich in recent seasons. The Bundesliga side are now said to be ready to force the attacking star to stay with the club for the new campaign, despite the likelihood of losing him for free in a year’s time.
That would be a huge decision to make, especially should reports prove to be true that he could be sold for as much as £46 Million in the coming window. That money could have been reinvested in more than one replacement, although I don’t believe we would be willing to pay such a fee, nor do I think they could turn it down.
Micky scored an impressive 23 goals, as well as earning 30 assists this season, and there is no wonder why the top sides would be linked with his signature. The 27 year-old is also his country’s all-time top goalscorer, although his side only played their first match in 1992.
Henrikh had looked the ideal replacement for IF Alexis Sanchez decided to jump ship, but with our club appearing to wrapping up their summer transfers early, the Chilean could be persuaded to stay put.
Would Dortmund really turn down £46 Million in favour of losing him for free in 12 months time? Is there another option to potentially replace Alexis?